plural -s
: the bench on which the judges of a court sit
in banc or less commonly in banco
: in full court : with full judicial authority
sittings in banc
used of a court held by such a number of judges as constitute a quorum
compare nisi prius

Word History


Middle English banck, from Old French banc

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“Banc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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